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New Mavic Comete aero disc wheels spotted

Cyclist magazine
7 Apr 2017

Is this a pair of yet-to-be-launched disc-compatible Mavic Comete wheels?

Could this be a pair of new disc-compatible Mavic wheels that have yet to be released? 

The wheels, which appear to be a disc-compatible, deep-section carbon Mavic Comete wheelset, were spotted on a Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc on the Canyon website. 

In the product 'highlights', Reynolds' Strike Carbon Clincher wheelset is mentioned as the wheelset the bike is built with, but in the spec listing the website has 'Mavic Comete Pro Carbon SL WTS' written.

As far as we're aware though, no wheels with such a title are currenly on the market.

The SL and WTS initialisms presumably stand for 'Super Light' and 'Wheel Tyre System', which are two Mavic staples, but 'Mavic Comete Pro Carbon' doesn't give anything away in terms of disc compatibility. 

Nonetheless, on visual evidence the wheels appear to be around 60mm in depth, with a full carbon rim and 140mm disc brake rotors. 

Mavic already do disc-compatible versions of its Ksyrium range, as well as the deep-section CXR Elite Disc, which uses and alloy rim with an aero carbon fairing over the top.

The closest thing to the (possible) new Comete in the current Mavic offering is the Cosmic Carbon range, the upper-end versions of which use a similar fully-carbon aerodynamic rim, albeit with a shallower 40mm rim profile. 

Etymologically-speaking, Comete (meaning comet in English) has traditionally been associated to Mavic's solid carbon disc wheels for track and road - and of course the recently-launched £900 Comete shoes

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